Book Week is an annual celebration of Australian children's books organized by the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA). Book Week is celebrated during the last week in August.
There are five categories in which awards are made:
• Book of the Year - Older Readers
• Book of the Year - Younger Readers
• Book of the Year - Early Childhood
• Picture Book of the Year
• Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
Winners of each category are announced on the Friday before Book Week
The library runs various Book Week events that may include stories and activities based on the shortlisted titles and the current theme as well as Author talks.
For further information on Book Week events, please contact the children’s library staff on 9330 6142.